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Making Memories — 33 Comments

  1. Barbie, the Father is definitely speaking to me, here.  I heard this yesterday, from a friend, when she shared how God had put on her heart two words:  simplicity and play.  It so resonated with me, my heart beating fast.  I want that.  I want to slow and soak up this joy, this beauty, this stunning, adventure-filled life that is rich with discovery if  I slow to see and savor it.  Thank you so, so much.  

  2. Barbie, I was so excited for you when I read #391.  But of course, the rest of your blessing list is wonderful.  God is so good.  He provides what we need, just when we need it.  I think you and I are realizing how very special simplicity can be.

    I got your message about praying for Kristin.  I will be praying.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

  3. Loved this post…although I love all your posts! I always need to be reminded to slow down and just be. It is so easy getting caught up in all the “to-do” lists and planning for tomorrow.
    We collect ornaments too. I love picking one out each year and this year is super special! Hopefully this is something that we will pass down to our babe!

    • For a while, I bought my children ornaments every year.  Then for whatever reason I stopped.  Now, for the last few years I’ve been doing it again.  It’s so much fun!

  4. Love this post as it brings tears to my eyes. Those precious memories in all those ornaments. I haven’t done a thing for Christmas this year, which is unusual for me. I think part of it, my heart wants to avoid those precious memories, because this is the first Christmas without my daddy. But I’m looking forward to Thursday as my children will help me put up our tree (I think that’s all I’ll do this season), and I get to recount those precious memories of those ornaments of years gone by. One of my favorite things about decorating. Your gift 386 reminds me when we lived in Germany, as it was the only time in my life when I was close enough to pine trees to get to cut my own down. Loved it! Blessings this week, sweet friend.

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    • This will be a hard Christmas for you.  I am asking God to flood your heart and mind with those amazing and special memories you have of your daddy.  Have a blessed week my friend.

  5. My Christmas memories take me back to simpler days as well. I think Christmas can go to either extreme. This year, I am very very simple.  Not out of choice but out of surgery, sickness and depression. Yet, in the midst of that I am rejoicing in being home and being simple.

    • I think we get a totally different perspective when we are faced with difficult circumstances. Those are the times when we really just have Jesus to get us through. Praying peace and strength for you my friend.

  6. Beautiful list, sweet friend.  I especially love…

    395.  The hope that Jesus brings in the midst of tragedy.

    396.  The light of His Word.  Darkness will not prevail.

    397.  The comfort of the Holy Spirit.

    He’s such a wonderful gift giver…

  7. Wonderful list, Barbie!  It is the simple things that produce the greatest memories.  Yay for work for your hubby! 

    Many blessings,
    Lisa
    A Moment with God

  8. Wonderful list, Barbie!  It is the simple things that produce the greatest memories.  Yay for work for your hubby! 

    Many blessings,
    Lisa
    A Moment with God

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